PIC 4020 – Public Interest Criteria Fixing The 4020 Problem?

Nilesh Nandan MyVisa Immigration Lawyer

PIC 4020 – Public Interest Criteria Fixing The 4020 Problem?

I’m an immigration lawyer that looks at lots and lots of PIC 4020 “invitation to comment” letters and “4020 visa refusals” each week.

Public Interest Criteria 4020: You Are Not Alone

There are many many visa applicants that are affected by PIC 4020. It’s because it’s an easy shot for the Minister or Minister’s Delegate (aka case officer) to take. It’s potentially fatal for you. The PIC 4020 card can be dealt with you even if you are innocent or negligent (or simply stupid) in providing information about your visa application.

But as they say, “it is not all over until its over”. If you’ve let yourself down, or you’ve been let down by someone who’s lodged the wrong documents on your behalf, then talk with me.

I can’t help everyone that is affected by PIC 4020. I’ll explain whether it’s possible to turn any actual or likely PIC 4020 decision around. We’ll discuss how to make the best of a bad situation.

Many immigration lawyers or so-called experts will offer to tackle this problem for you. But be careful! It’s not a problem for the faint-hearted. (You know this already because of the bad feeling in your stomach since being contacted by Immigration recently about your case).

…And it may need more than simple legal skills to properly resolve. You’ll need a good problem solver on your side, who understands the depth and breadth of the PIC 4020 clause. That person must be someone who can explain what has happened in your case, in a clear and logical way.

Most of all – your immigration lawyer’s explanation needs to be credible.

You may find it very useful to inquire about your next immigration lawyer whether they have actually been successful with a PIC 4020 case.

This is where I can help. I handle many cases, and I get to consider many many “invitation to comment letters” and PIC  refusals. I’ll help you avoid a further negative decision if it’s possible.

Public Interest Criteria 4020: Expert Help

Has your case already been flagged by your case officer as being affected by 4020?

Have you already received a notice disguised as an “invitation to comment”? This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Tread carefully!

Call me to discuss how we can help.


More about Bogus Documents

  • Dear sir or madam
    My sister applied for Australian visa but she got refusal .is there second chance for her to get student from India toaustralia

  • dear sir
    my husband is having a 4020 history but his re entry ban of 3 years is over. as I am a student pursuing masters degree in university of Australia is there any chance of getting dependent visa for him and my 3 years old child?

  • WE have applied for 489 visa and officer send us invitation to comment letter becoz officer think there is misleading information in our application. can we sort out it?

    • There are two ways you can challenge the pic 4020 issue … where you are accused of having provided false and misleading information for having provided a bogus document.

      The first way is to argue that the material provided is in fact not false and not misleading and not bogus.

      The second way, if the first way is not an option, is to argue for a waiver of the criteria. So, you essentially concede that you’ve been caught out but the circumstances are such that a discretion not to strictly apply PIC 4020 against you, should be exercised by the Immigration decision maker.

      I have had considerable success in deciding which approach to take and writing submissions for both of the above approaches.

      If you wish to discuss how I could help then please book in a consultation with me.

      Nilesh Nandan
      Immigration Lawyer

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